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WELCOME! This blog is a personal project I started in August 2011 with the goal of drawing and posting an illustrated status message a day - I haven't stopped since. On weekday mornings, I get up, draw a cartoon, and post whatever I can manage to before going to work. I began cartooning to find my voice. Still searching, but I've learned that the attempt is everything. What's your status message today?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

#ComicNY Pt. 2

I had the fortune of attending the Comic New York Symposium at Columbia University over the weekend. As I said in an earlier post, it was two days in comics heaven. Thanks to Karen Green and all the organizers for making it happen and to panelists and comic legends that graced the stage.

I thought I would share some notes I took in my sketchbook. This is by no means a finished piece or at all representative of the event - but it shows the process by which I'm processing what I gleaned from all the panels and speakers. Hope you enjoy, even if it's hard to read.
Top to Bottom, Left to Right: John Romita, Jr. and Sr., Chris Claremont, Peter Kuper, Sabrina Jones, Denis Kitchen, R. Sikoryak, Bill Griffith, Julia Wertz, Irwin Hasen, Emily Flake, Ben Katchor, Lauren Weinstein, Miss Lasko-Gross, Dean Haspiel, Tracy White, and Al Jaffee

2 comments:

Red Herring Jeff said...

If you want to be a cartoonist, show up to the party. And on a regular basis -Dean Haspiel

What a great quote! It's so easy to forget that if we don't get out there with our work, not only will it not get better, but it will be harder for people to care :) Looks like you had a great time, and got to soak in some awesomeness. Thanks for sharing!

JJL said...

It's amazing that you put your observations into detailed and memorable drawings on the event you attended. Well done!